Saudi king resigns as commander of armed forces on suspicion of corruption

By | August 31, 2020
Saudi king resigns as commander of armed forces on suspicion of corruption

It is noted that the King has instructed to launch an investigation into the suspicions and to take action against the persons involved
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has signed a decree to terminate the powers of the commander of the joint armed forces of the kingdom of Fahd bin Turki Al Saud. As the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, the reason for the resignation was the suspicion of the commander’s involvement in financial fraud in the Ministry of Defense.

“The service of Lieutenant General Fahd bin Turki Al Saud, commander of the combined forces, is terminated by sending him to retirement,” the agency quotes the text of the decree. According to the document, Prince Abdel Aziz bin Fahd Al Saud is also removed from the post of deputy governor of one of the provinces.

It is noted that the king instructed to start an investigation in connection with the suspicions and to take action against the persons involved.

In early November 2017, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee of Saudi Arabia, headed by the Crown Prince, detained dozens of members of the royal family, civil servants, and businessmen at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, accusing them of financial and official crimes. According to the Crown Prince, 95 percent of the accused agreed to a transaction on the condition of which part of their assets was transferred to the authorities in the account of the damage caused to the State.

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